ROT: Hoddy, The Young Jedi
Guaranteed to tell off the offended & label their reaction as a “you” problem — Baseville, NJ’s very own Hoddy, The Young Jedi holds nothing back when it comes to speaking his piece. Unapologetic at most, he’s not afraid to be true to himself & how he feels. Hoddy, The Young Jedi says that he’s good at sh-t like eating, creating bangers & being honest. But what stands out from him the most is his way of reconstructing the elements of rock & hip-hop. “I’m raw. I’m blunt. And I’m not trying to sound like these other n-ggas. I want to make all types of music not just rap.” He stays true to the rock & roll, from the energy to crazy base lines while using bold statements in his rhymes because hip-hop is all about freedom of speech. Still Hoddy, The Young Jedi’s message for every listener is to stay true to how they feel & in ROT it’s to know their worth. “Anything gives me inspiration. I want people to feel confident. In anything they do. I want people to laugh & I want people to hear & respect my hunger! I’m not playing.” says Hoddy, The Young Jedi. He keeps the process of ROT under wraps because thats how it should be for everything. After all, lowkey IS the key.
For those who inspire to rap, Hoddy The Young Jedi suggest to master your character. Just do you, study the business side & the rest will follow. There is a lot cooking for the rebellious MC.
** THE BREAKDOWN**
1. Advice: The kickstarter for ROT, “Advice” builds up its production with a catchy E chord from the base. Then Hoddy, The Young Jedi comes in & begins his rhyme pattern with “I don’t want your advice/ hard-headed the fast life.” From there, the listener can tell that he won’t hold anything back. Shortly after Hoddy, The Young Jedi self identifies as the bragging type & proceeds to speak about his antics at a party while on a xanny. Before the song hits the 1 minute mark, ‘Advice" transitions with a snare drum & an undertone of the bass guitar. Afterwards Hoddy, The Young Jedi says “it’s Baseville in the house & we rockin’ tonight.” In unison, a harmony bridge forms. Thus making the beat liable to end or compared to a Soul Train track. “If it ain’t the base boys, then theres nothing to see.”
2. Oh No!: Sounding as if it belongs in an action scene, “Oh No!” busts the windows of your car with its insane 808’s & deep laser beam sound effect. The most memorable phase through the song is “Oh no, rojo tis’ the season.” Yet the piece that sticks with Hoddy, The Young Jedi the most is the ending verse, “The drum switch up is the best & it’s done with motherf-cking bars in there.” Hoddy, The Young Jedi says. Ultimately this song just shows off his ability to go bar for bar without much thought because it comes naturally.
3. Drool: “Drool” starts off with a back-track sound effect. Then Hoddy, The Young Jedi gets back on his ugly flow. The production is hard to compare with others. In fact, it makes sure to stand out with it’s dagger-worthy beam effect & eerie hi-hats. This song really fits what Hoddy, The Young Jedi is trying to get across. Slightly goofy but never foolish, Hoddy is just that type of n-gga with the ice. He speaks on his drip & takes off with his bragging rights once more. Hoddy, The Young Jedi will always be the trendsetter. “Drool” also is a track he had the most fun making off of ROT, “I loved my opening line. It happened so fast. We made the beat & I was already writing in my head. “ Hoddy, The Young Jedi adds “And boom. It happened. I sent the verse to my cousin & 30 minutes later it was finito.” The song also features The General & was produced by HAM.
4. EBT: To describe “EBT”, I’d say that it channels the right amount of frustration. Sometimes a 9 to 5 doesn’t cut it & that is what the song speaks on. Full of hi-hats and an distorted beat effect — Hoddy, The Young Jedi speaks on the struggles of having an empty fridge. By all means, he goes to get it. But his hunt doesn’t end. He’s tired of being hungry & plots during lunch time. Hoddy, The Young Jedi is ready! Plate & all. As said by Hoddy, The Young Jedi “EBT” took a lot of emotion from me because I truly was starving & going through a weird eating phase at the time. I really wrote my emotions.”
5. She Likes It: A man who is sure of himself — Hoddy, The Young Jedi speaks on how the sex is so enticing that himself & his lover can’t get enough. To sum it up, he’s planning how things will go down. Hoddy, The Young Jedi is going to rock her world by all means. “She Likes It” is the perfect montage for love making. Not only does the beat use echoed hi-hats & an 808 — but it also leaves room for an appeasing instrument that’s unidentifiable. Hey Hoddy, The Young Jedi mind if I take one of those chocolate covered strawberries? I promise I’ll let you get back to it.
1. SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/basevillenj/sets/rot
2. SPOTIFY: Search “Hoddy, The Young Jedi”
3. Instagram: @hoddybase
By: Natalee Gilbert